NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Mark Gamble has been trucking off and on for the last 10 years, but he didn’t have family that gave him the trucking bug.
Talk to a trucking carrier whose CSA scores are good and you’ll likely find that even if it isn’t a family-run company — as in blood relatives — it is a family-type of organization in that management knows most if not all its drivers by name. A company in which dispatchers and upper management, alike, actually talk to drivers and care about their special needs, such as getting home to take a spouse to a cancer specialist or getting a driver home to see his mom who lives on the other side of the country.
FRISCO, Texas — Truck capacity is as tight as it’s ever been, the government is increasingly getting into carriers’ business, CSA makes qualified drivers all the more important (and expensive?) to retain, and new trucks carry six-figure stickers. So rates have to come up — and they have. A little.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Twelve years ago, a midnight visit to the emergency room was the beginning. The end — at least for the most part — came here last April.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Tricia Traxler and Tammy Downs met up four years ago when Downs was Traxler’s trainer, and they met up again at Women In Trucking’s second annual “Salute to Women Behind the Wheel” here in April.
OMAHA, Neb. —You’ve probably seen them, those National Collegiate Athletic Association promotional TV spots that run during the men’s and women’s basketball tournaments when future professional athletes are running up and down the court.